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Food business regulations

Advice for food businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic

Read the government issued guidance to assist food businesses in responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak here.

Following new Government restrictions placed on public houses, restaurants, cafes etc during the Coronavirus pandemic, you may be considering diversifying your food business to provide food from your normal menu or new dishes for delivery or takeaway. This guidance from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health will help ensure you trade safely.

To reduce social contact, the government has ordered some businesses and venues to close. Find out more on the governments website about which businesses need to remain closed.

When starting a new food business it is essential to obtain information on food safety regulations

Starting and registering a food business

What to do if you're starting a food and/or drink business

Approved food premises

Some types of food businesses need to be approved by us as well as being registered. These can include premises where meat is processed or prepared, manufacturers of meat, dairy, egg or fish products, some wholesalers, and cold stores

Food hygiene ratings

Find out the hygiene rating of a food business and how it's worked out

Exporting Food Products

Business support information including Export